You Don’t Need No Stinking Weekend Round Up!

Who do you think I am? Price.

Huh, huh. Well do ya?

Like I got time to update you people on our weekend. I’m busy. I’ve got kids to chase and chick flicks to watch and cookie dough to consume.

 Okay, I know I’m not as good with the funny as Mr. Horn.

 Priceman has left on a jet plane. He is in the great city of Philadelphia. He is trying to re-enact the scavenger hunt from the legendary movie National Treasure. Okay not really. He is out there attending a technical writing conference (STC). He is also presenting at the conference. Sounds like he and his co-workers are having fun eating philly cheesesteak sandwiches and learning good stuff.

 As for the weekend, it began with Price and I both taking the day off work. Both of the kids were out of school so we skipped out too! Price whipped up a feast for breakfasts complete with eggs, bacon and yummy pancakes. Price got to work out and I ran some exciting errands to the bank and the Missouri Department of Revenue to get our plates renewed where I waited for 45 minutes to do so. Why did I wait until the end of the month? Why? Well at least I got to enjoy a nice Vanilla Latte while I waited.

After the errands, we surprised the kids with a trip to the pool. They had a great time in the ICE COLD water! Price and I took a lot longer to gain the courage to jump in. I was the last and finally I decided to just head down the water slide and get it over with. Of course I come up out of the water only to see my family departing the cold water. We spent a few hours there and then headed home. Priceman cut the grass which was growing like a jungle thanks to all the rain. I packed our suitcases and got ready.

You see Price and I were heading to a Generous Giving retreat. We had been invited by a couple we love and respect from North Heartland. They paid for us to attend. We weren’t sure what to expect. We got there and were amazed at our wonderful room and the terrificly tasty dinner. After dinner, the first session began. It was a transformational moment. This retreat wasn’t about “give more money” or “will you make a pledge.” It was simply about asking you to take a look at your heart when it comes to your “stuff” and money. I can’t explain it all here but for me the retreat challenged me on many levels. Saturday morning, we got up and enjoyed breakfast and then another session (with a break which included hot yummy cinnamon rolls). Then around 12:30 we headed home.

The kids were entertained by our friends, Austin & Alison. The kids had a great time with them where they cooked and baked and enjoyed running around and entertaining someone besides us.

 After we got back home, we took another trip to our swimming pool. We had great fun. Then it was off to work for me. We were making quite a few changes this week for services so I needed to get there and get everything ready. After work, I came home and we enjoyed yummy leftovers.  Then it was time to get daddy ready for his trip.

Maya has decided that sleeping is overrated. She has developed a bad sleeping pattern of not going to sleep until 10:30 pm(this particular night it was 11:15)  and then waking up in the night with bad dreams and wanting someone to sleep with her. So Priceman and I have been very sleepy as of late. Send any suggestions our way to help the wee princess enjoy the beauty of a good night’s sleep!

Price and I finally had the chance to watch the next to the last Battlestar Galatica for the season. Why must this show taunt me? Why can’t they just tell me who the final cylon is? Come on!

Sunday morning came to early and it was time to head to church. Right after the service we took Priceman to the airport:(

Then it was back to church to grab my stuff and head home for a little pizza party with some gals from NHCC who I share a small group with. Around 3 ish they all left and Maya and I laid down for our nap. After nap, I decided to do something I normally would NOT do. I willingly offered and surprised the kids with a trip to McDonalds. After eating their happy meals, I let them jump around in the playland for at least 45 minutes. They were the only kids in there so it was much more reasonable (usually the loud screaming and smell of dirty socks makes me crazy).

Then we grabbed some treats and headed home for a “movie” night (where we watch cartoons for 30 minutes) and a “camp out” in the living room. I finally got them to fall asleep at 10:15 pm (maybe the ice cream and soda were too much, eh?).

Well that was our weekend and now we are enjoying week 1 of Summer. Today after work and their summer fun programs, we headed to the pool once again. Now we are preparing for yet another “movie”night. So on that note, good night to all and to all a good night.

Daddy if you are reading this, have fun and come home soon. We miss you!

One Response to “You Don’t Need No Stinking Weekend Round Up!”

  1. Jessie Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend and a great weekend round up. We want more, More, MORE! Ok, I need to go to bed.

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